Jason Del Rey

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Retail Tech Startup Swirl Raises $8 Million Round Led by Hearst Ventures

Hearst Ventures is leading an $8 million investment in Swirl, a commerce-focused startup that helps brick-and-mortar retailers target offers to shoppers on their mobile phones. Swirl previously raised a $6 million round last summer from SoftBank Capital, General Catalyst and Longworth Venture Partners.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work